Prepare your taste buds: Fairfax City is offering a Summer Restaurant Week. Set to run Aug. 29-Sept. 4, will offer mouth-watering food from 27 different global, independently owned restaurants.
Across town, diners will be able to enjoy breakfast/lunch for $20/person and three-course, prix fixe dinners for $35/person, with couple and family dining options available. Also, two-for-$10 deals will be offered at participating bakeries and cafes.
Participating restaurants include Anita’s New Mexico Style Bar & Grill, Baku Delicious, Bellissimo, Big Buns, Bollywood Bistro, Capital Ale House, Coyote Grille & Cantina, Dolce Vita Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Draper’s Steak & Seafood, and Earp’s Ordinary.
Also participating: El Pollo Rico (pollo a la brasa), Hamrock’s, High Side (Asian street food), Kim’s Kitchen & Bar (Vietnamese food), Marumen (ramen shop), Okonomi Asian Grill, Ornery Beer Co., PJ Skidoos, Patriots Pub & Grill, Ruffino’s, Red Hot & Blue, Slice of Matchbox, The Auld Shebeen (Irish food) and The Wine House.
Two-for-$10 deals will be found at Cameron’s Coffee & Chocolates, CupCakes & Beyond and Foundation Coffee Roasters. For example, Cameron’s special will be a four-piece box of any Belgian truffle plus a 16-ounce Cameron’s Blend hot coffee or hot or iced tea. And CupCakes & Beyond will offer flatbread and smoothie combos.
“We are very excited to give people one more reason to visit the City of Fairfax during the summer,” said Fairfax Mayor David Meyer. “From the cultural richness of our city to our many outdoor festivals, concerts and parades and our walkable shopping areas, we have a lot to offer as a summer destination. With the summer rendition of Fairfax City Restaurant Week, we’re excited to sweeten the deal and showcase our unparalleled restaurant community as visitors sip, drink and dine that is uniquely Fairfax City.”
Plus, diners can help a worthy nonprofit while enjoying some top-notch meals. The Lamb Center – a Fairfax City shelter serving the poor and homeless – was chosen as the event’s featured charity to receive support from participating restaurants. Also during this week, several restaurants will give a portion of their proceeds from gift card sales back to The Lamb Center.
Fairfax City is proud of its diverse culinary scene, and the upcoming event is the first official Restaurant Week of the summer and marks the start of two restaurant weeks per year. This will be the fifth such event and builds on the success of previous ones.
Sponsors are the Fairfax City Economic Development Authority and the Central Fairfax Chamber of Commerce. The 2022 Restaurant Week Committee plans and executes the event. The goals are to let visitors and locals know what Fairfax City has to offer, increase the number of diners each restaurant welcomes during this week, and expand brand recognition for participating restaurants.
Students are encouraged to follow @FairfaxCityRestaurantWeek on Instagram and Facebook and tag #FairfaxCityEats. For more information, go to https://www.fairfaxcityrestaurantweek.com/.
Below are examples of just a few of the many meals (not the entire meal, including appetizers and desserts) that a sampling of restaurants will serve: